Kansas City & Independence, MO Photos

Kansas City and the neighboring town of Independence sit at a point where the navigable Missouri River turns north. Early American migrants to North America's western frontier needed to disembark here, acquire a wagon and supplies, and trek along the Platte or Kansas Rivers, depending on destination. Thus Kansas City and Independence grew wealthy as supply points. Railroads later followed these trails making Kansas City Station one of the busiest in the USA.

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Kansas City, MO Modern Architecture One Kansas City Place & H&R Block World Headquarters. Kansas City, MO Charles Evans Whitaker Federal Courthouse. Kansas City, MO "Sky Stations" sculptures by R.M. Fisher atop supporting pylons of Bartle Hall Convention Center. Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO Heritage Architecture Fidelity Bank & Trust Building. Kansas City, MO Sullivan-style Gaelic shield of Scarritt Building. Kansas City, MO Aquila Energy Corporation Building. Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Market, MO Kansas City skyline over City Market. Kansas City, MO Tomatoes at Kansas City Market. Kansas City, MO Heritage buildings around Kansas City Market. Kansas City, MO
Steamboat Arabia Museum, Kansas City, MO Decoration on iron machinery raised from the Arabia at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO Ironstone China plates & platters found in wreck at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO Steamboat Arabia painting showing what it probably looked like before hitting a snag & sinking at Steamboat Arabia Museum. Kansas City, MO
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, MO Kansas City Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Kansas City, MO Interior of Kansas City Cathedral. Kansas City, MO Etched glass Immaculate Conception image at Kansas City Cathedral. Kansas City, MO
American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO Black community graphics over entrance of American Jazz Museum. Kansas City, MO Neon sign of piano & sax for jazz club at American Jazz Museum. Kansas City, MO Gem Theater now a performance venue for American Jazz Museum. Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Union Station & Rail Museum, MO Skyline of Kansas City over Union Station. Kansas City, MO Ceiling in Kansas City Union Station. Kansas City, MO Interior of Great Northern parlor car 1292 at rail Museum at Kansas City Union Station. Kansas City, MO
Liberty Memorial & National World War I Museum, Kansas City, MO Kansas City Liberty Memorial & National World War I Museum. Kansas City, MO Military leaders detail of Panthéon de la Guerre mural after French original by Daniel MacMorris at Liberty Memorial. Kansas City, MO Last Parade propaganda watercolor by G.A. Wendt at Liberty Memorial. Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Country Club Plaza Giralda Tower replica at Country Club Plaza shopping area. Kansas City, MO Fountain of Bacchus in Chandler Court at Country Club Plaza shopping area. Kansas City, MO Apartments along Brush Creek opposite Country Club Plaza shopping area. Kansas City, MO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO Beaux Arts details of Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Storage sculpture by Judith Shea at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Bloch Building detail at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Paintings Art Nouveau gallery at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Portrait of Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Duchesse de Caderousse by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Rose with Gray painting by Wassily Kandinsky at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Decorative Arts Brass & walnut samovar by Josef Hoffmann of Wiener Werkstätte group at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Details of bronze crabs of table lamp by Tiffany Studios at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Bauhaus Armchair: Model MR20 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Indian Arts Kwakiutl sea urchin transformation mask from British Columbia at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Buffalo hide shield from Arikara, North Dakota at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Mississippi culture human head effigy jar from Arkansas at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Oriental Arts Chinese furniture & paintings collection at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Glazed Chinese porcelain at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO Chinese porcelain rabbits at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO
John Wornall House Museum, Kansas City, MO John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO Side table in entry hall of John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO Young America No. 1 cast iron stove by Bridge & Bro. of St. Louis in dining room at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO
Thomas Hart Benton Home Museum, Kansas City, MO Fireplace in stairway spiral at Thomas Hart Benton Home. Kansas City, MO Thomas Hart Benton's studio at his Home. Kansas City, MO Easel beside stove at Thomas Hart Benton's Studio State Historic Site. Kansas City, MO
Independence, MO Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot. Independence, MO Queen Anne details of Bullene-Choplin House. Independence, MO Spire of Community of Christ Temple. Independence, MO
President Harry Truman Museum, Independence, MO Entrance of Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum & Library. Independence, MO Dewey Defeats Truman headline on original Chicago Daily Tribune Nov. 3, 1948 newspaper at Truman Museum. Independence, MO Truman house built by George Porterfield Gates, mill-owner & grandfather of Bess Wallace Truman, was summer White House. Independence, MO
Thomas Hart Benton Murals at Truman Museum, Independence, MO Mural 1958-61 by Thomas Hart Benton relates Missouri history in entrance lobby of Truman Museum. Independence, MO Trapper loading flintlock on mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Truman Museum. Independence, MO Settlers moving west by wagon train details of mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Truman Museum. Independence, MO
Jackson County Marshall's House & Jail Museum, Independence, MO Jackson County Marshall's House & Jail Museum. Independence, MO Dropfront desk in parlor at Jackson County Marshall's House Museum. Independence, MO Frank James cell where outlaw spent six months waiting trial for train robbery & murder at 1859 Jail Museum. Independence, MO
Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Independence, MO Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner Estate was the home & studio of artist George Caleb Bingham. Independence, MO Fireplace & mantle clock at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO Square hanging lamp at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO
Harvey M. Vaile Mansion, Independence, MO Harvey M. Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO Etched & cut glass window of front door at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO Triple-backed settee at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO

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